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#121 2ndInf.Div.

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 02:01 PM

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m299/jonmawer/IMAG0051.jpg

As promised. The real thing worn by a real hollywood actor. I also owned the duplicate worn by the stunt double. Points if you can name the film and the actor!


Although I haven't watched them entirely, I'm guessing Jarhead or Black Hawk Down.

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 03:44 PM

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m299/jonmawer/IMAG0051.jpg

As promised. The real thing worn by a real hollywood actor. I also owned the duplicate worn by the stunt double. Points if you can name the film and the actor!

Orlando Bloom....Blackhawk Down!
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Posted 07 May 2012 - 06:57 PM

Check this site out, maybe there's other War movie helmets on display here.


http://www.yourprops...prop-35260.html

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 07:54 PM

Some photos from movie Batle of Los Angeles, probably some type of commercial one size fits all plastic helmets, strange shape and terrible suspension and retention system (straps). They spend milion dollars on locations, vehicles, FX effects and do not provide main actor stars with realistic helmet and gear. It is bad detail you see on every poster, promotion photos end etc. As well notice empty body armor, and in movie you can also see gear marines never used. Just wonder why they hire military advisors for movies.

The chinstrap on the ACH worn in this photo is made by OPS-CORE - I wear one on my ACH - great price of kit & and wish it was standard issue

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 10:22 PM

Orlando Bloom....Blackhawk Down!
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Correct! Well ID'd buddy. Don't know if you can tell from the picture, but this is not a real K Pot. Simply a lightweight airsoft replica mocked up to look like the reall thing. Pretty darn good actually, until you feel it or look inside!

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 11:56 PM

Some of the best M1s used in the movies appear in M*A*S*H....the series. I have the complete boxed set and dip into it often. The helmets are usually fixed-bails with OD#3 straps. Whenever they take them off I make a point of looking at the liner details...again, usually WW2 vintage.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 08:52 AM

Correct! Well ID'd buddy. Don't know if you can tell from the picture, but this is not a real K Pot. Simply a lightweight airsoft replica mocked up to look like the reall thing. Pretty darn good actually, until you feel it or look inside!

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 10:15 AM

Possum....did I win a cookie?
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I would offer you one, but think we are on different continents! If you're over in the UK, I'll happily buy you a beer and we can talk original junk :)

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 12:15 PM

Some of the best M1s used in the movies appear in M*A*S*H....the series. I have the complete boxed set and dip into it often. The helmets are usually fixed-bails with OD#3 straps. Whenever they take them off I make a point of looking at the liner details...again, usually WW2 vintage.

Neat observation, Ian. I've never noticed that but I'll be watching for it now! I'm sure it was only a fluke and they probably just had the props stored somewhere, but WWII vintage helmets would be correct for the Korean War.

I always enjoyed that program, MASH. I know they took a lot of dramatic license, and it was anti-war, but it was still entertaining to me.

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 12:47 PM

COMBAT tv series helmets, notice the rough recorking on these Hollywood props, possibly not even made of steel, probably lightweight plastic, the shells dont even have chin strap loops / bales

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 02:05 PM

The Captain America helmets, specifically the pre-becoming a Super-soldier. In the Making of featurette on the Bluray DVD, its a normal sized helmet, but they digitally shrunk Steve Rogers head so he wuld look like the small fry he was supposed to be.

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 08:38 PM

COMBAT tv series helmets, notice the rough recorking on these Hollywood props, possibly not even made of steel, probably lightweight plastic, the shells dont even have chin strap loops / bales

I think you're correct with the photos you posted, BOLO. I've read by the second season of COMBAT they were using helmets (Hats) made of some type of plastic or styrofoam because the actors complained that real helmets weighed too much. Those are good stills showing the strange texture, and a good observation they don't even have chinstraps or bales.

Realism in WWII movies and TV mini-series are not perfect, but they've sure come a long way from the 60's. Even as a kid, it used to drive me crazy that the Germans used American M3 halftracks, and 'Dietrich' was their only nemesis in the entire desert week after week. Still, I never missed an episode.

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 08:50 PM

I think you're correct with the photos you posted, BOLO. I've read by the second season of COMBAT they were using helmets (Hats) made of some type of plastic or styrofoam because the actors complained that real helmets weighed too much. Those are good stills showing the strange texture, and a good observation they don't even have chinstraps or bales.

Realism in WWII movies and TV mini-series are not perfect, but they've sure come a long way from the 60's. Even as a kid, it used to drive me crazy that the Germans used American M3 halftracks, and 'Dietrich' was their only nemesis in the entire desert week after week. Still, I never missed an episode.



Hey Harlan I loved your Rat Patrol reminisces. How about this gem, I had a lunch box and a couple of coloring books from this series way back in 1968 when I was a kid. :D

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 12:28 AM

Hey Patches...what about the movie helmet in your avatar...the classic "Longest Day" image? Check out ok?! ;)

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 12:24 PM

Ian, is this what you mean ? a full photo, then here it be, it looks ok, It looks to be a fixed bail and with a front seam, the shiny rim reveals a thin dark seam from what I can see, a nice Britch/Canadian wide mesh net as well.

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 12:32 PM

A M17 helmet worn by the Navy Kid, and another of the Califorina National Guardsman Tanker played by Dezi Arnez in the movie BATAAN, did they have British type nets in 1941 in the Philippines ? :D

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 01:45 PM

Ian, is this what you mean ? a full photo, then here it be, it looks ok, It looks to be a fixed bail and with a front seam, the shiny rim reveals a thin dark seam from what I can see, a nice Britch/Canadian wide mesh net as well.



That's the one. Looks bang-on! :thumbsup:

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 08:30 PM

I was just begining to get a little iritated when I could not see this topic below where it has always been since it started, thinking that it was what pulled, what on earth for ? but as we see it has been pinned, and thats very good, good going :thumbsup:

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 10:23 PM

I was just begining to get a little iritated when I could not see this topic below where it has always been since it started, thinking that it was what pulled, what on earth for ? but as we see it has been pinned, and thats very good, good going :thumbsup:

This seems to have become a pretty popular thread for a long period of time thus, I pinned it so that it could stay on top without shoving new helmet threads down each time someone posted here.

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 10:49 PM

This seems to have become a pretty popular thread for a long period of time thus, I pinned it so that it could stay on top without shoving new helmet threads down each time someone posted here.


Very splended idea Bugme.


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